Sponsored by Buster's Main Street Café
Open to all age groups.
Our judges are the envy of the whole state when this contest rolls around. So pull out your grandmother’s tastiest pie recipe, whip up a dessert to be proud of, and let those folks across the river know just who makes the best pies ‘round these parts.
Here’s the rules: your pie has to be made from scratch, and that goes for both the filling and the crust. None of this made-from-a-box or bought-from-a-store nonsense here! You need to include the recipe, too, so we know how you did what you did. Name your pie, but don’t name it anything that includes any part of your name (or otherwise gives away who made it), ‘cause it’s best if there’s no chance for bias to rear its ugly head among the judges. Also, make sure your pie is presented on (or in) something you don't need back, 'cause you probably won't get it.
No refrigeration will be provided, so if your pie needs to be kept cool, supply a cooler of some sort (most of our judges are reasonable, discerning folks, and thus probably won’t inadvertently eat your cooler; you can have it back after the judging is complete).
There are three pie categories this year: “Best Lookin’,” “Best Tastin’,” and “Crust to Die For.”
Since it wouldn’t be neighborly to let the judges eat all the pies themselves (though they’re perfectly willing to try), we’ll be auctioning off the remaining portion of each pie after the judging is complete, with all proceeds going to support the festival.
Prizes: $50 and 5 Feud Points for the winner of each category; 3 Feud Points for second place in each category, and 1 Feud Point for each participant.